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Mar 5, 2011 4:20 PM by AP

Experts baffled by alleged killing of Colo. couple

DENVER (AP) - Experts say that the stunned citizens of the farm town on Colorado's far eastern plains will one day have a likely explanation for the slayings of a churchgoing couple, allegedly by their 12-year-old son. But resolution is another matter.

Paul Mones, a Portland, Ore., children's rights attorney says people have a difficult time understanding such cases but that there is "a rhyme and reason in these cases ... It may not be a settling one or an acceptable one."

Charles Long and his wife, Marilyn, were found fatally shot inside their modest home just miles from the Kansas state line on Tuesday. Their 12-year-old son - a volunteer greeter at the church - is in custody, facing possible murder and other charges.

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